Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathways

The College of Business offers select undergraduate majors the option of accelerating their studies and getting a head start on graduate school. Combined bachelor's/master's pathways allow prospective students to substitute specific graduate coursework for undergraduate classes and double count up to nine credit hours of coursework toward requirements for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Students interested in a Combined Pathway should meet with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office.


HEAR MORE ABOUT THE BENEFITS

Learn more about our Combined Pathways on the FSU Office of Admissions’ The More You Nole podcast. In Episode 23 Associate Dean Kathleen McCullough gives an overview of pathway options, and students Piper Bolt and Brooke Deering share their experiences getting a jump-start on graduate studies.

 


Requirements and benefits

Students are eligible if they have a 3.4+ GPA overall, a 3.2+ GPA overall in upper-division coursework and 3.2+ GPA in discipline-specific upper-division coursework. Completing graduate coursework before undergraduate graduation equips students with advanced skills needed for better internships and employment opportunities. Eligible students also may benefit by applying remaining undergraduate Bright Futures award toward a portion of the graduate coursework tuition and fees that are being counted toward both degrees. In some cases, combined pathway students will be able to shorten their overall time in school.

Interested eligible students apply for the combined pathway by the end of the second semester of their junior year. Admitted students are then able to register for graduate courses during their senior year.


Separate graduate application

Students accepted to the combined pathway will still be required to apply separately to the master’s degree program. Students should do this during the first semester of their senior year.

While students entering the combined pathway are typically on track for admission to a master’s program, students must meet all application requirements. Visit graduatebusiness.fsu.edu to learn more about what application materials will be needed, including recommendations, personal statements and requirements for an acceptable GMAT score or information on how to qualify for a GMAT waiver.

Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward the master’s degree. The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.


Select the pathway that best fits your plans

BS-Accounting/Master of Accounting (BS/MAcc)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Accounting (BS/MAcc) Pathway students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division accounting GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least four upper-division accounting courses.


Credit hours combined

BS-Accounting 120 credit hours
Master of Accounting (MAcc) 30 credit hours
Total for both degrees 150 credit hours*

*Completed total fulfills the required coursework needed for CPA licensure in Florida and most other jurisdictions.


Double count coursework

Students in the Combined BS/MAcc Pathway can get a jump-start on a MAcc degree by taking up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS/MAcc Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

ACG 5216 Advanced Accounting
Combined pathway substitution for ACG 4201 Financial Accounting and Reporting III
Prerequisite: ACG 3111. This course provides an in-depth study of financial reporting and accounting principles related to investments, business combinations, consolidated enterprises, and foreign operations and the statement of cash flows.

BUL 5335 Law for Accountancy
Combined pathway substitution for BUL 3351 U.C.C. and Law for Accountancy
This course exposes students to the basic concepts of law as applied to the accounting profession. The focus is on the application and analysis of legal and ethical principles.

TAX 5015 Federal Income Tax Accounting II
Combined pathway substitution for TAX 4011 Federal Tax Accounting II
Prerequisite: TAX 4001. This course explores concepts and methods of determining income of corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts for tax purposes as well as interpretation of Internal Revenue Code, related regulations, and tax advisory services.

To learn more, download the Combined BS/MAcc Pathway brochure.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MAcc degree is offered full time and part time, on campus. To learn more about MAcc admission requirements, visit business.fsu.edu/MAcc.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MAcc program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Finance/Master of Business Administration (BS-FIN/MBA)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Finance/Master of Business Administration (BS-FIN/MBA) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division finance GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least two upper-division finance courses at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Finance 120 credit hours
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 39 credit hours
Total for both degrees 159 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 150 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS-FIN/MBA Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS-FIN/MBA Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

FIN 5425 Problems in Financial Management
Combined pathway substitution for FIN 4424 Problems in Financial Management
This advanced-case course includes an in-depth study of topics such as the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of firms and the valuation theory.

FIN 5605 Multinational Financial Management
Combined pathway substitution for FIN 4604 Multinational Financial Management
This course focuses on the environment of international markets and institutions, with emphasis on implications of international business on capital budgeting, working capital management, and capital procurement.

FIN 5545 Fixed Income Analysis
Combined pathway substitution for one upper division finance elective
The goals of this course are to describe important fixed income securities and markets, and develop tools for valuing fixed income securities and managing interest rate risk. The course covers traditional bonds and term structure concepts as well as fixed income derivatives and interest rate modeling.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MBA degree is offered on campus or online. To learn more about MBA formats and admission requirements, visit mba.fsu.edu.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MBA program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Finance/MS-Finance (BS/MSF)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Finance/Master of Science in Finance (BS/MSF) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division finance GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least two upper-division finance courses at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Finance 120 credit hours
Master of Science in Finance (MSF) 32 credit hours
Total for both degrees 152 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 143 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS/MSF Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS/MSF Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

FIN 5425 Problems in Financial Management
Combined pathway substitution for FIN 4424 Problems in Financial Management
This advanced-case course includes an in-depth study of topics such as the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of firms and the valuation theory.

FIN 5605 Multinational Financial Management
Combined pathway substitution for FIN 4604 Multinational Financial Management
This course focuses on the environment of international markets and institutions, with emphasis on implications of international business on capital budgeting, working capital management, and capital procurement.

FIN 5545 Fixed Income Analysis
Combined pathway substitution for one upper division finance elective
The goals of this course are to describe important fixed income securities and markets, and develop tools for valuing fixed income securities and managing interest rate risk. The course covers traditional bonds and term structure concepts as well as fixed income derivatives and interest rate modeling.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MSF is a one-year degree offered full time, on campus. To learn more about MSF admission requirements, visit business.fsu.edu/MSF.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MSF program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Human Resource Management/Master of Business Administration (BS-HRM/MBA)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management/Master of Business Administration (BS-HRM/MBA) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division human resource management GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least two upper-division human resource management courses at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Human Resource Management 120 credit hours
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 39 credit hours
Total for both degrees 159 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 150 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS-HRM/MBA Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS-HRM/MBA Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

MAN 5365 Staffing
Combined pathway substitution for MAN 4320 Staffing
The course focuses on key issues in staffing employees in organizations. Students will gain an understanding of the relevance of staffing to today’s organizations. The course covers theoretical and practical issues in areas such as job analysis, applicant recruitment/assessment/selection, and legal issues related to staffing.

MAN 5331 Compensation Management
Combined pathway substitution for MAN 4330 Compensation Management
This course exposes students to the conceptual elements, application of, and nature of organizational compensation programs. Students learn how compensation programs are designed and administered. Students gain practical knowledge of and skills in the field as well as an understanding of how the discipline connects to the broader field of organizational management.

MAN 5351 Training and Development
Combined pathway substitution for MAN 4350 Training and Development
This course focuses on the important role that training and development plays in today's organizations. The course explores numerous strategies and methods used by organizations in a variety of industries and sectors to improve employee and organizational performance.

MAN 5375 Human Resources Analytics
Combined pathway substitution for one upper division management elective
The course focuses on the analysis and application of a company’s HR data to uncover insights that inform HR strategies, process changes, and investments – with the goal of improving organizational performance (i.e., driving business outcomes). Students will learn about theory and research regarding drivers of employee performance, retention, and engagement, as well as the critical HR metrics that are important for business outcomes.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MBA degree is offered on campus or online. To learn more about MBA formats and admission requirements, visit mba.fsu.edu.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MBA program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Management Information Systems/Master of Business Administration (BS-MIS/MBA)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems/Master of Business Administration (BS-MIS/MBA) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division MIS GPA of at least 3.2 based on ISM 3541 and at least one required MIS major course at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Management Information Systems 120 credit hours
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 39 credit hours
Total for both degrees 159 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 150 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS-MIS/MBA Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS-MIS/MBA Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

ISM 5123 Systems Analysis and Design
Combined pathway substitution for ISM 4113 Management Information Systems Analysis and Design
In this course, students learn about the particular MIS perspective on systems development and its life cycle, from the birth of a new information system to its death and replacement. In addition, students learn about the tools, techniques, and methodologies used by systems analysts to develop information systems in organizations.

ISM 5206 Database Development and Management
Combined pathway substitution for ISM 4212 Information for Operating Control and Data Management
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the major issues underlying the organizational utilization of databases and database management systems. Theoretical, conceptual and practical concerns in the design and implementation of database systems are discussed. Organizational concerns in database use are highlighted through the use of case studies.

ISM 5315 Project Management
Combined pathway substitution for ISM 4314 Project Management
This course has been designed to be relevant for all professionals confronting project-related tasks, with particular attention given to the information systems context. Course content includes an overview of technology, an introduction to software development approaches, facets of project management, and organizational issues related to successful project management.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MBA degree is offered on campus or online. To learn more about MBA formats and admission requirements, visit mba.fsu.edu.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MBA program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Management Information Systems/MS-Management Information Systems (BS/MS-MIS)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems/Master of Science in Management Information Systems (BS/MS-MIS) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division MIS GPA of at least 3.2 based on ISM 3541 and at least one required MIS major course at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Management Information Systems 120 credit hours
Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS) 33 credit hours
Total for both degrees 153 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 144 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS/MS-MIS Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS/MS-MIS Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

ISM 5123 Systems Analysis and Design
Combined pathway substitution for ISM 4113 Management Information Systems Analysis and Design
In this course, students learn about the particular MIS perspective on systems development and its life cycle, from the birth of a new information system to its death and replacement. In addition, students learn about the tools, techniques, and methodologies used by systems analysts to develop information systems in organizations.

ISM 5206 Database Development and Management
Combined pathway substitution for ISM 4212 Information for Operating Control and Data Management
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the major issues underlying the organizational utilization of databases and database management systems. Theoretical, conceptual and practical concerns in the design and implementation of database systems are discussed. Organizational concerns in database use are highlighted through the use of case studies.

ISM 5315 Project Management
Combined pathway substitution for ISM 4314 Project Management
This course has been designed to be relevant for all professionals confronting project-related tasks, with particular attention given to the information systems context. Course content includes an overview of technology, an introduction to software development approaches, facets of project management, and organizational issues related to successful project management.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MS-MIS degree is only offered online. To learn more about MS-MIS admission requirements, visit business.fsu.edu/OnlineMIS.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MS-MIS program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Marketing/Master of Business Administration (BS-MAR/MBA)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Master of Business Administration (BS-MAR/MBA) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division marketing GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least two upper-division marketing courses at the time of application.


Credit hours combined

BS-Marketing 120 credit hours
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 39 credit hours
Total for both degrees 159 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 150 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Open to Marketing majors only, the Combined BS-MAR/MBA Pathway allows students to take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must be Marketing majors and average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS-MAR/MBA Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

  1. Fall term: Instead of taking MAR 4841 Services Marketing, students take:

    MAR 5849 Services Marketing
    In this class, you will be exposed to a new way of thinking about marketing. No longer are manufacturing processes, defects per one-thousand, or logistics paramount. Services are different. We will discuss how they are different, why they are different, and what strategies result from these distinctions. We will cover why people are essential to service success, why expectations are important to service consumers, how the physical environment influences service delivery, and how services firms should recover from failure. You will also learn how quality is evaluated in service firms, why value is an essential deliverable, and what role loyalty has on the bottom line.

  2. Spring term: Instead of taking MAR 4613 Marketing Research combined pathway students substitute the following course:

    MAR 5935 Big Data (In development, see undergraduate adviser for latest registration information.)

  3. Spring term: Instead of taking one upper-division marketing elective (excluding Services Marketing), combined pathway students substitute:

    MAR 5935 Product Innovation
    This course is a structured way of thinking about product and process development. Students are provided with an up-to-date toolbox for developing and managing new products and processes. The course will focus on hands-on individual assignments, creating aura to stimulate consumer awareness, and a group project to simulate the development process of a new and original products or services. In addition, students will work with an existing company to consult them on ways to be more innovative in their product development to meet consumer needs or develop process that create efficiencies, thus lowering costs and increasing profits.

See mba.fsu.edu for the latest list of MBA marketing elective courses.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MBA degree is offered on campus or online. To learn more about MBA formats and admission requirements, visit mba.fsu.edu.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MBA program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Real Estate/Master of Business Administration (BS-RE/MBA)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Real Estate/Master of Business Administration (BS-RE/MBA) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division real estate GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least two upper-division real estate courses at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Real Estate 120 credit hours
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 39 credit hours
Total for both degrees 159 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 150 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS-RE/MBA Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS-RE/MBA Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

REE 5205 Real Estate Finance
Combined pathway substitution for REE 4204 Real Estate Finance
This course provides an advanced treatment of topics fundamental to real estate finance. The course topics are presented in units that range from pricing mortgages to the lending process to the secondary mortgage market. Topics include a discussion of primary and secondary mortgage markets, mortgage market operations, mortgage instruments and mortgage-related securities. Emerging topics of special interest are also discussed.

REE 5305 Real Estate Investment
Combined pathway substitution for REE 4313 Real Estate Investment
This course introduces students to the procedures and analytical methods used to evaluate real estate markets and project-specific investments. The course focuses on the topic of real estate investment analysis primarily from the private (equity) investor's perspective.

REE 5209 Advanced Real Estate Finance and Investment
Combined pathway substitution for REE 4143 Real Estate Market Analysis
Prerequisite: REE 5205. This course addresses advanced topics in real estate finance and investment. Attention is given to the role of institutional investors, advisors, and real estate investment trusts (REITs). The course provides an in-depth treatment of financing income-producing properties, including coverage of the commercial mortgage underwriting process. Students are introduced to real estate investment analysis at the property portfolio level. The topics covered are of importance to real estate analysts, lenders, asset managers, appraisers, and brokers involved with income-producing real estate.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MBA degree is offered on campus or online. To learn more about MBA formats and admission requirements, visit mba.fsu.edu.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MBA program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Real Estate/MS-Finance (BS-RE/MSF)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Real Estate/Master of Science in Finance (BS-RE/MSF) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4 and an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division real estate GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least two upper-division real estate courses at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Real Estate 120 credit hours
Master of Science Finance (MSF) 32 credit hours
Total for both degrees 152 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 143 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS-RE/MSF Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS-RE/MSF Pathway substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

REE 5205 Real Estate Finance
Combined pathway substitution for REE 4204 Real Estate Finance
This course provides an advanced treatment of topics fundamental to real estate finance. The course topics are presented in units that range from pricing mortgages to the lending process to the secondary mortgage. Topics include a discussion of primary and secondary mortgage markets, mortgage market operations, mortgage instruments and mortgage-related securities. Emerging topics of special interest are also discussed.

REE 5305 Real Estate Investment
Combined pathway substitution for REE 4313 Real Estate Investment
This course introduces students to the procedures and analytical methods used to evaluate real estate markets and project-specific investments. The course focuses on the topic of real estate investment analysis primarily from the private (equity) investors’ perspective.

REE 5209 Advanced Real Estate Finance and Investment
Combined pathway substitution for REE 4143 Real Estate Market Analysis
Prerequisite: REE 5205. This course provides advanced treatment of the commercial mortgage and real estate equity markets. Topics include in-depth discussion of financing income-producing properties; commercial mortgage underwriting; real estate investment trusts; and the decisions faced by institutions regarding their property and mortgage portfolios. Emerging topics of special interest also are discussed.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MSF is a one-year degree offered full time, on campus. To learn more about MSF admission requirements, visit business.fsu.edu/MSF.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MSF program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Risk Management/Insurance/Master of Business Administration (BS-RMI/MBA)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Risk Management/Insurance/Master of Business Administration (BS-RMI/MBA) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division RMI GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least two upper-division RMI courses at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Risk Management/Insurance 120 credit hours
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 39 credit hours
Total for both degrees 159 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 150 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS-RMI/MBA Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS-RMI/MBA Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

RMI 5710 Insurance Company Operations
Combined pathway substitution for RMI 4292 Property and Casualty Insurance Operations
This course covers the fundamentals of risk, the management of pure risk, insurance mechanisms, insurer operations and the evolution of risk management.

RMI 5257 Data Analytics in Risk Management and Insurance
Combined pathway substitution for RMI 4226 Insurance Data Analytics
This course focuses on the use of data and analytical tools in the insurance industry. Students develop tools for analyzing the types of data used by insurers across various functions including loss estimation, loss reserving, underwriting, and claims.

RMI 5018 Alternative Risk Financing
Combined pathway substitution for one RMI elective course
This course evaluates how corporations and insurance companies finance risk. The course covers the basic financial tools that are used in risk financing, the traditional and alternative risk financing techniques corporations use, and the unique risk financing techniques used by insurance companies.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program during the first semester of their senior year.

The MBA degree is offered on campus or online. To learn more about MBA formats and admission requirements, visit mba.fsu.edu.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MBA program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

BS-Risk Management/Insurance/MS-Risk Management and Insurance (BS/MS-RMI)

Academic criteria

To apply to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Risk Management/Insurance/Master of Science in Risk Management and Insurance (BS/MS-RMI) Pathway, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division RMI GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least two upper-division RMI courses at the time of application.


Credit-hours comparison

BS-Risk Management/Insurance 120 credit hours
Master of Science in Risk Management and Insurance (MS-RMI) 33 credit hours
Total for both degrees 153 credit hours
Streamlined for Combined Pathway 144 credit hours
Shared coursework 9 credit hours

Shared Coursework

Students in the Combined BS/MS-RMI Pathway can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined pathway students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward a master’s degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS/MS-RMI Pathway can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

RMI 5710 Insurance Company Operations
Combined pathway substitution for RMI 4292 Property and Casualty Insurance Operations
This course covers the fundamentals of risk, the management of pure risk, insurance mechanisms, insurer operations and the evolution of risk management.

RMI 5257 Data Analytics in Risk Management and Insurance
Combined pathway substitution for RMI 4226 Insurance Data Analytics
This course focuses on the use of data and analytical tools in the insurance industry. Students develop tools for analyzing the types of data used by insurers across various functions including loss estimation, loss reserving, underwriting, and claims.

RMI 5018 Alternative Risk Financing
Combined pathway substitution for one RMI elective course
This course evaluates how corporations and insurance companies finance risk. The course covers the basic financial tools that are used in risk financing, the traditional and alternative risk financing techniques corporations use, and the unique risk financing techniques used by insurance companies.


Application guidelines

Interested students may apply for a combined pathway by visiting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Those admitted will still need to apply separately to the Master of Science in Risk Management and Insurance during the first semester of their senior year.

The MS-RMI degree is only offered online. To learn more about MS-RMI admission requirements, visit business.fsu.edu/OnlineRMI.

Combined pathway students not accepted into the MS-RMI program may still use their credit hours toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

 

To learn more about the Combined Pathways, please visit an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office.

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